How often have you sung out
loud in your head, "Doo-dah! Doo-dah!"?
For me, it's been dozens of
Hundreds. Maybe even thousands.
It got so I couldn't stand it
any more -- I just had to write an arrangement of Stephen
Foster's Camptown Races.
Of course, a plain vanilla
arrangement just wouldn't do, so when I sat down to write it, I really had some fun.
You'll have fun with it, too,
when you play it.
It starts off with an exciting
introduction, then the instruments (band or brass quintet) begin
playing the notes that go along with the words, "Camptown racers sing this song..."
But then, only eight measures into the piece, you'll make the audience sit
up in surprise. The entire ensemble sings (shouts?
And it only gets better from
There are great harmonies, a
slow, organ-like passage, some contemporary touches, and plenty of other surprises to delight
the players and enthrall the audience.
This wonderfully fun
and funny arrangement makes an excellent showcase number, an
even a finale for a
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The price of this
piece is $24.97 for the Brass Quintet version, or $49.97 for the
Full Band Version. Each comes with a full score and all parts in
PDF format, so you can make as many copies of each as you wish.
Please see our
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version of this piece, see our Order
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Full Band) you want.
I hope you have as
much fun with this piece as I have.